|Desi chic - Deepa's block printed kurti with a gota patcwork dupatta makes a great evening ensemble!|
And we are back with our countdown to a century series! We plan to celebrate fashion, technology, décor, friendships and more as we inch towards our 100th post. So, join us for an interesting line-up of posts over the next few weeks.
Supriya and I do not consider ourselves to be fashion maniacs by any stretch of imagination and yet we are fashionistas (in our own right) and we decided to publicize our personal style on Aalayam today in an effort to decode the logic of fashion.
|Ballet flats and bohemian bangles - personalize every look!|
We differ in our sartorial preferences but agree that fashion must be an expression of individualism. In a world where we are constantly judged for our appearance and external identities (sadly!) one cannot ignore the importance of fashion/style to our everyday existence. Also, our interest in fashion is an extension of our interest in culture and creativity. Fashion is after all integrally tied to contemporary culture and so it felt right to talk about fashion on Aalayam.
So, join the conversation dear readers. As always, this post is sprinkled with pictures -we’ve put together some outfits to tell our fashion story.
|Supriya believes in bold statement accessories!|
Tell us what comes to mind when you hear the word fashion – clothes, accessories, outfits, style, trends, and habits – all of the above perhaps? What guides your fashion sense - your moods and instincts or runway looks and trends? Are you a risk taker? What about the design and the details? Do brands matter? Do you believe appearance can positively influence attitude and in turn your self-image and sense of self-worth? Do you like what you wear or do you find yourself envious of another person’s looks? Does fashion overwhelm you? Do you feel like you are in a style rut? Or do you believe your personal style is a reflection of your inner self?
|The classic black dress - accesorise with a colorful bag to transition seamlessly to an after hours get together!|
So many questions! And we certainly don’t claim that we know all the answers but we definitely have some thoughts.
|Supriya's Colorful embroidered shoes stand on their own!|
What we have learnt is that fashion much like everything else is a process and it has taken us a few years to discover who we are and to look in the mirror and say, “That’s what I like!” Through this process we have learnt to wholeheartedly accept and embrace our unique and personal sense of style.
Sure, we have fashion muses but at the end of the day our look is our own and we wear it with aplomb! We have also learnt to let our outfits inspire us to be the best that we can be - fashion is not just about boots, belts or scarves it’s also about confidence and charisma and positive outlook and feeling good inside! Remember, a smile is the best way to accessorize!
Supriya and I decided to capture our fashion sense in a few phrases and here is what we came up with-
Supriya’s fashion catch phrases
Lots of kajal
Never afraid of bling (gold and jewel tones)
Dusky, shimmery eyes
A touch of sparkle
Huge bags that carry everything
Clothes that fit my body, not the other way round
Never the one to follow trends or fashion mantras
Her fashion mantra –“ it’s all about what feels good and what makes me feel good”.
My (Deepa’s) fashion catch phrases
Classic, time –tested styles, elegance and sophistication
Complimentary accessories – the scarf is my all time favorite accessory!
Kohl lined eyes
Black – because it is beautiful
A touch of the unexpected – lace, polka dots, metallic accents, a pop of color!
Shoes – a girl can never have too many!
My fashion mantra – If I don’t feel it, I don’t wear it
Now, there's our fashion story - what's yours? Do you believe you have a trendy persona? Sound off! Tell us about how you approach fashion?